Brain metastasis (colonic adenocarcinoma)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Seizure. History of a recent treatment for colonic adenocarcinoma.

Patient Data

Age: 66 years
Gender: Male

CT Brain

Hyperdense circumscribed left brain nodule associated with extensive vasogenic oedema and contrast enhancement. 

Case Discussion

Brain metastases from colon cancer are usually late occurrence. 

80% of brain metastases can be accounted for by five primary tumours:

  1. lung cancer
  2. breast cancer
  3. melanoma
  4. renal cell carcinoma
  5. gastrointestinal tract adenocarcinomas (the majority colorectal carcinoma)

Unfortunately, this case is only a presumptive diagnosis. There is no available further histopathologic correlation. 

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Case information

rID: 27419
Published: 2nd Feb 2014
Last edited: 25th Jul 2017
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